References in periodicals archive ?
accepts the fervent nature of Lucius' prayer to Isis but believes that subsequent events prove the cult of Isis to be corrupt and that the hero 'undergoes cynical manipulation' (p.
Their failure to do so, however, still contributed to the French obsession with this part of the ancient world, as reflected in the Livre d'or and its codification of the cult of Isis for the Sophisian order.
Colbert's domain, is Anne Rice by way of Pottery Barn, a setting worthy of induction rites for the cult of Isis,'' wrote Roberta Smith in The New York Times.
120) had already recorded that a number of the Suebi followed the cult of Isis.
And they will do so without having to appease the sensibilities of Protestants, Catholics or any followers of the cult of Isis.
Lucius Apuleius, who died about 1,800 years ago, was an unreconstructed Roman, who became an initiate of the cult of Isis, a weird sort of mystery religion which, like the more famous Mysteries at Eleusis, had no creeds, no scriptures, and no clergy.
France was singled out by the evil death cult of Isis when they began to make their cruel mark on the world several years ago.
Likewise, in Book 11, the cult of Isis and Osiris is believed to manipulate a gullible Lucius into receiving ever more expensive initiations.
In the ancient world, a similar pattern occurred as Roman elites constructed the cult of Isis from Egyptian religious practices.
One city had the vibrancy of jazz and the vestiges of voodoo, the other the cult of Isis and the Nilotic mysteries, in each case imported from a conquered and exploited foreign culture.
25) These passages are a buildup for the most ambitious response to the Christian religion in the novel, the 11th book which describes Lucius' re-transformation and conversion to the cult of Isis, a religion which the Christians despise and ridicule.